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Old 02-14-2019, 04:17 AM   #15
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I'm thinking that unless you are really overpacking, your total trailer weight should be around 6500 lbs. That being said, I think you should be fine with a good hitch. I owned a Hensley hitch back when we had a heavier 28' Sunline trailer and the Hensley hitch certainly works. When we had a 27' Minnie, I used the 4 point Equalizer hitch along with a Tundra towing around 6500 lbs. and the trailer never swayed. So, with a good anti sway weight distributing hitch, you should be ok.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:26 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Hooterville View Post
I think I have to much trailer for the truck.
I agree with your own assessment
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At 7000 lbs you are at the limit of what I would pull with a half ton. Both of your information sources are salesmen and want your money so they will say whatever it takes to make the sale. I agree with several of the above though with a properly adjusted hitch with sway control, no matter the brand, you should be ok. It may not be a "pull it like it isn't there situation" but it will be tolerable. If it is struggling over 60 mph don't drive over 60 mph. You shouldn't go above 65 anyway as that is most likely the limit of your TT tires. Proper load balancing in the TT will make all the difference in the world so if it sways a lot move your belongings forward. If it "feels" heavy move some aft. Going through the process of a proper scaling will give you a baseline to work with.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:07 PM   #18
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I am thinking the hitch is my first move here. With everything I am reading I wonder why these RV Dealers don,t have scales at there dealerships to help people set upto be safe. I am a first timer and with the sway I have now I don,t trust the truck enough to go anywhere. Not going to jeopardize my family or anybody on the road. Still working on a solution. Thanks for the advise
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